The Blue Knob Nos 30, 31, 32 Prospects is a silver, copper, iron, platinum, and gold mine located in Maricopa county, Arizona at an elevation of 1,601 feet.
About the MRDS Data:
All mine locations were obtained from the USGS Mineral Resources Data System. The locations and other information in this database have not been verified for accuracy. It should be assumed that all mines are on private property.
Elevation: 1,601 Feet (488 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Silver, Copper, Iron, Platinum, Gold
Lat, Long: 33.61389, -112.84806
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MRDS mine locations are often very general, and in some cases are incorrect. Some mine remains have been covered or removed by modern industrial activity or by development of things like housing. The satellite view offers a quick glimpse as to whether the MRDS location corresponds to visible mine remains.
Blue Knob Nos 30, 31, 32 Prospects MRDS details
Primary: Blue Knob Nos 30, 31, 32 Prospects
District: Osborn District
Land ownership: Federal
Note: the land ownership field only identifies whether the area the mine is in is generally on public lands like Forest Service or BLM land, or if it is in an area that is generally private property. It does not definitively identify property status, nor does it indicate claim status or whether an area is open to prospecting. Always respect private property.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Sonoran Desert
Mineral Deposit Model
Comment (Location): LOCATION IS INDICATED ON MAP BY SHAFT SYMBOL AND SEVERAL SMALL WORKINGS SYMBOLS INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1964)
Comment (Commodity): UNABLE TO FIND SOURCE OF PGE DATA (1991); SOURCE PRESUMED TO BE BLM REFERENCE
Comment (Deposit): SHAFT AND PROSPECT SYMBOLS INDICATE A LODE DEPOSIT, BUT TYPE IS UNKNOWN. OSBORNE DISTRICT IS SHOWN BY KEITH AND OTHERS (1983) TO CONTAIN PRIMARILY PB-ZN-AG VEINS OR REPLACEMENTS WITH APPRECIABLE CU AND AU PRODUCTION.
Comment (Workings): SHAFT SYMBOL ON MAP
Comment (Deposit): NO FURTHER INFORMATION OR REFERENCE FOUND. (1981) ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT
Reference (Deposit): KEITH, S.B., GEST, D.E., DEWITT, ED, TOLL, N.W., AND EVERSON, B.A., 1983, METALLIC MINERAL DISTRICTS AND PRODUCTION IN ARIZONA: ARIZONA BUREAU OF GEOLOGY AND MINERAL TECHNOLOGY BULLETIN 194, P. 12, 40-41.
Reference (Deposit): U.S. BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, DISTRICT SHEET 307
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